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April, 12

South Korean K-pop band break YouTube records

South Korean pop band Blackpink have broken the YouTube record for the fastest music video to reach 100 million views.

The group's single, Kill This Love, reached the milestone in under three days, taking the record from fellow Korean pop star Psy - most famous for his 2012 hit Gangnam Style.

YouTube said the song reached 56.7 million views in its first 24 hours alone, which meant it also broke the record for the highest number of views in the first 24 hours of release - taking the crown from Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next.

Blackpink are Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa and they released their first EP, Square One, in August 2016.

They became the highest charting female K-pop act in US chart history and, in January, the music video of their single Ddu-du Ddu-du became the most viewed music video by a K-pop group on YouTube, with 620.9 million views.

They are not the only K-pop group to break records.

Before Grande, the record for the most streams in the first 24 hours was held by Korean boy band BTS.

Blackpink will become the first female K-pop group to perform at the Coachella festival in California later in April.

They also have a world tour planned, with arena shows in Manchester and London in May.

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